new home for those orphaned instruments
Prairie School District’s music department is looking to adopt any band instruments that have been orphaned and need a new musician to care for them.
Do you have a band instrument just taking up closet and storage space with no potential for future perfor-mances? Donating an instrument to the school is a very positive way to contribute to the dreams of young aspiring musicians. In the event you would like to sell an instrument in good playing condition, arrangements can be made to market the instrument to another family in the community with a child just beginning music lessons.
A music instrument rental night has been scheduled with Keeney Brothers Music for the evening on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Prairie Middle School band room. In the event you would like to donate or sell that used instrument to a student just beginning their musical career, please drop the instrument off at the middle school office prior to the day of the meeting. Please clearly label the case with your name, address, phone number and indicate if the instrument is a donation or for sale. Donated instruments should have the value you would like to claim for tax deduction.
Please indicate the selling price for any instrument for sale.
No money will be exchanged through the school on instruments placed for sale. Potential buyers will contact the selling party directly to make arrangements for payment.
Any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. John Eynon by phone: cell # 208-553-5276 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Music Man' coming to town
Prairie Middle School will be hosting Keeney Brothers Music Company for an evening of instruction and an invitation to purchase, or “rent to own” a new, or reconditioned band instrument for any student, public school, parochial, or home school, who desire to begin lessons on a band instrument.
The meeting will be conducted by our band director, Mr. John Eynon in the middle school band room on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. Information will be given to parents and students concerning the care and maintenance of a musical instrument.
After School Band Instrument Group Instruction is being offered by Mr. Eynon this year for any student, grades 5 – 8, presently in home schooling, or attending Summit Academy who desire to learn to pay a band instrument. Instruction will be offered in a small group setting after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week that school is in session.
Woodwinds instruction (flute, Clarinet, and saxophone) will be offered on Tuesday afternoons, and Brass (trumpet and trombone) on Thursday afternoons. Those students who desire to participate in the Cottonwood School District concert and festivals will be encouraged to join us for those events throughout the school year. Mr. Eynon has demonstrated in past teaching assignments the ability to integrate home school and parochial school students into a community music program.
There will be an enrollment cost of $25.00 per student which covers the activity fee for an entire semester. Home school and parochial school students will be required to have their own instrument and to purchase a method book for instruction. It is Mr. Eynon’s desire to make accessible to every student in the Cottonwood community music instruction if they have the desire and motivation to practice and follow through with this life enriching activity.
Lessons are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 15th for woodwinds, and Thursday Sept. 17th for brass. Enrollment will be limited to six students per class, (6 woodwinds, 6 brass students). Do not delay in taking advantage of this exceptional opportunity for your child’s education. Parents may contact Mr. Eynon via e-mail: email@example.com / or by phone: 208-553-5276.